Melancholie des Seins

by Schattenfall

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Jeff Richardson
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Jeff Richardson A lot going on with this. A variety of interesting musical sounds. From choral chants, to a guttural lead; clean melodies, with original instrumentals; this, with a Deutschland talkie part. It's good, and will probably get better with time...
That said, I still prefer the distinction of their first record.

Cover art is the key to inner content. The cover to, Schatten in Schwarz was a nuanced and reflective piece; this cover seems harsher: an evil projection of the content within. Maybe. Favorite track: Misanthrop.
Alex Hartman
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Alex Hartman What a great record. Evolution in the making. Dreamy, driven, melancholic and raging with anger. Like seeing a nuclear powerplant going China syndrome in slow motion. You know you are going to die but you are compelled to stay and watch the grandeur.
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Sonny92 Very promising second album from german three-piece, Schattenfall. The bedrock is typically germanic, harsh atmo-black, but there is a bit more going on here, with some nice melodies and a three-part set of folky interludes. Manages to be frosty and furious whilst at the same time sounding hopeful and wondrous. A mention also to Valeria Metzker, who's artwork on this and especially the debut album, is quite wonderful, yet vaguely disturbing. Favorite track: Ein Riss durch alle Leben.
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frederickbell I am so glad I bought this CD to give Schattenfall a try. They are freakin awesome. They really put a lot of thought, and artistry into the musical arrangement. Looking forward to see what this Band has for us in the future. Ich danke Schattenfall für dieses wunderbare Meisterwerk!

Frederick \m/
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“......the band created a unique space for fans of early Ulver, Eis, Fen, Arcturus and Solefald.

The band set to work very quickly on their excellent follow-up, Melancholie des Seins, which takes a great deal of the mood present on the previous album, but brings along improved and dynamic songwriting. This allows the band to bring more dimensions to their sound, create more memorable parts, and play around with more tempos.”
- Decibel Magazine

Invoking the atmosphere of Black Metal's avant-garde beginnings ala early Ulver, Arcturus, and Ved Buens Ende, Germany's SCHATTENFALL are paving a new way through the dense Black Forest creating sweeping soundscapes and melodic discord with an inspired vigor that is quite captivating. Featuring ex-members of White Ward, this German band's second offering is raising the bar in terms of quality and distinction.
CD version available at Wolfspell Records (PL)


released March 29, 2019

Line up:
Stefan Traunmüller – vocals, additional solo guitar
Vladimir Bauer – guitars, bass
Yurii Kononov – drums

All music written by Vladimir Bauer
Lyrics compiled and edited by Stefan Traunmüller

Alexey Nagornykh – acoustic guitar
Michael Wilson – classical guitar
Christopher Mayr – additional vocals
Ines Kienesberger – additional vocals
Sonja Höllwerth – additional vocals

Sound design, mixed and mastered by Alexey Nagornykh
Artwork by Valeria Metzker


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